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Ubder scare this morning, while eating the breaky. Just sitting there, having a sweet bowl of Cheerios, which I might add were quite scrumtuous today..and as some may know, massive thunderstorm going on here in Hamilton. I turned off the computer/Monitor, obvi, its a power storm! BUT, this didnt stop what was about to happen. Out of nowhere a massive spark, a bolt if you will of electricity came from my computer. I was scared ****less. I was looking right at it, and then randomly a tick sound and a huge bright electrical flash, with a clear bolt comming out from the computer. Not 2 seconds later a HUUUUUUUUUGE bolt of lightning came crashing down somewhere nearby. ofmg, this scared me. I'm guessing something along the lines of, a positive streamer heading to the sky? From my pc? LUCKILY after booting the PC she still worked, and actually booted quicker <img src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thinking" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Anyways, I'm in school now...gotta take off. I'll need some OCnet councelors <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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WOW! Sounds crazy, which part of the PC did the bolts come from?<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">LUCKILY after booting the PC she still worked, and actually booted quicker <img src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thinking" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Lol <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Wow, thats odd... Watch out your ps might have been weakened <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick out tounge caps">
 

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You know i once heard "if its not broke, dont fix it."<br>
In otherwords if it works now dont pull out the tools until you see sum is actually wrong <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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If it made the boot time faster, imagine what it couldve done with your oc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Imagine like ~6ish in the gighertz range... Now that'd be impressive......
 

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I would have crapped out whatever breakfast I had in me in a partial digested stream.<br><br>
Sparks + Near Computer = Heart stops.
 

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Mine did too. I had shivers in my spine. It seemed to come from the side, where my case fan is. Lets see if I can dig up an old photo. I was soooo scared...i tell you thiis is 100% true. Made a clicking sound when it did that. I myself have ruled that it was a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_streamer" target="_blank">positive streamer</a> intended to reach a lightning bolt, but it connected elsewhere. F'ing scared me...<br><br>
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The spark came from where that fan is, but the computer was in its little cubby.<br><br>
Pro - Computer is still working, thank god!<br>
Con - Coulda got a new Core 2 Duo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I'd still rather have this baby working<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/6/6b/6bda0f7f_vbattach33065.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://www.overclock.net/image/id/617186/width/525/height/525/flags/LL" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a>
 

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I wonder how many nanoseconds a cpu would last with the vcore of 300jiga volts
 

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I think God just overclocked your PC<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"> .
 

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Something similiar happened to me, but it was just a spark. And it was when a friend of mine through a penny at me. And it landed on my mobo. And connected two pins near the NB. <br />
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Cleared my CMOS. <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Wow, that wasn't even close to being similar.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I think God just overclocked your PC<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> .</div>

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lol God has a Dell, so he can't overclock. To get his overclocking fix, he does this kinda stuff to other peoples' comps.
 

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Hey Pook,<br />
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`Dja not have a case cover on your rig when that happened?
 

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lol pook that was a weird story, and i think god did OC my computer...time to run some benches!!
 

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The lightning bolt probably "shocked" something into it. Hence, triggering something beyond our expectations<img src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />
 

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</div>I usually keep it off. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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It wasn't a positive streamer. Those things are huge, not a few inches or whatever.
 

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Kopi, you gotta stop wakin' and bakin' your gettin some messed up results! Stop lacing your product and your comp should be fine again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Could you maybe google a picture of what it looked like? This sounds interesting.
 
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